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Grand Yangtze & Mt. Huangshan Experience

 
Tour Code: LCTP013   Huangshan Tour with Yangtze Cruise
Trip Duration: 15 Days & 14 Nights  
Departure Day: Daily    

Visiting: Beijing, Xian, Chongqing, Yangtze River Cruise, Yichang,Shanghai, Yellow Mountain (Mt.Huangshan)

 
Summary: Visit Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City in Beijing on this escorted journey. View the thousands of life-sized Terra Cotta Warriors in Xian before exploring Shanghai the "Oriental Pearl" city. Board on the Victoria Cruise to explore the wild gorges of the Yangzi River. Enjoy the magnificent wanders in Mt. Huangshan.  
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Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive at Beijing (-/-/-)

Transfer via: International arranged by you

Welcome to Beijing, where the capital, political, and cultural center of China lies. We meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. After check-in, you have free time to relax.

Day 2 Beijing (B/L/D)

Beijing Palace MuseumAfter breakfast, begin the day's activity with a visit to Tian'anmen Square, the largest urban square in the world. Then, move on to the Imperial Palace, also known as the "Forbidden City", the biggest palace complex in the world. In the afternoon, visit Temple of Heaven, the place where the emperors of Ming and Qing Dynasties worshipped heaven and prayed for good harvest. Enjoy your welcome dinner with a taste of the Peking duck.

Day 3 Beijing (B/L/D)

You will be accompanied by our local professional guide to one of the greatest world heritage sites - the Great Wall, Badaling section in the morning. After lunch, continue to the Sacred Way and the Ming Tomb in the afternoon. Conclude the day tour after seeing the appearance of the Bird's Nest (Olympic National Stadium) in the distance on the way to the downtown. The cheering Peking Opera (the national opera) is scheduled as the evening delight after dinner.

Day 4 Beijing / Xian (B/L/-)

Transfer via: Internal Flight arranged by us

After a relaxed breakfast at hotel this morning, tour to Summer Palace, one of China's largest and best-preserved imperial gardens. In the afternoon, you will take a ride in rickshaw through some old "Hutongs", lanes or alleys formed by lines of Siheyuan (a compound with houses around a courtyard) where you will visit some family. After visiting, take a flight to Xian, which is one of the oldest cities in Chinese history and has more than 3,100 years of history. Upon arrival in Xian, be met by the local professional tour guide and transfer to the hotel.

Day 5 Xian (B/L/-)

Xian Terra Cotta WarriorsBegin the day's activity with an once-in-a-lifetime viewing of the extraordinary 2,200-year-old Terracotta Warriors of China's first feudal Emperor, Qin Shihuang. On your way back to the city, stop at a mountain village and meet local residents. After lunch, you will visit to Big Wild Goose Pagoda which was built in 652 A.D. It contains a large volume of Buddhist scriptures which were obtained from India by the eminent monk of Xuanzang.

Day 6 Xian (B/L/-)

After breakfast, visit Shaanxi Provincial Historical Museum. This roomy, modern museum contains over 370,000 relics chronicling Shaanxi civilization and culture from as far as prehistoric times. The collection is strong in ceramics, bronzes, jade pieces, gold and silver items, ancient coins, and calligraphy mainly from the pre-Ming periods. After lunch, you will visit Xian Ancient City Wall, which is the most complete city wall survived in China as well as one of the largest ancient military defensive systems in the world and Great Mosque.

Day 7 Xian / Chongqing (B/L/D)

Transfer via: Internal Flight arranged by us

Visit the Hanyangling Museum, the Mausoleum of Western Han Emperor Liu Qi on the way to the airport. Then fly to Chongqing and your local professional tour guide will expect you with comfortable transfer service. Have a brief city tour to the Panda House in Chongqing Zoo. After dinner, you will board on the deluxe Victoria cruise ship. As the ship departs from Chongqing at about 21:00, your relaxing Yangtze River cruise begins.

Day 8 Yangtze River Cruise (B/L/D)

Yangtze River CruisesShore excursion to Shibaozhan.

Today you will have a shore excursion to visit "Shibaozhai" which is named as “The Pearl of the Yangtze River”. And the optional is to visit the “Fengdu Ghost City”

Day 9 Yangtze River Cruise (B/L/D)

Today will enter the Three Gorges, will pass through Qutang Gorge and Wu Gorge, the first two. Then relax excursion the Goddess Stream. Depending the River condition, may also have chance to visit Shennong Stream. The optional program is going to visit White Emperor City.

Day 10 Yichang /Shanghai(B/L/ )

Transfer via: Internal Flight arranged by us

Shore excursion to The Three Gorges Dam Site. Arrive in Yichang at 1:30pm. Disembark the ship then fly to Shanghai. Upon arrival in Shanghai, be met by local professional guide and transfer to the hotel.

Three Gorges Dam: the largest water conservancy project ever undertaken by man and it has been a dream for several generations of Chinese people. The construction of the dam formally began in 1994. The body of the dam was completed in 2003, and the whole construction will be competed in 2009. It will be 2,335 meters long, 185 meters high, 18 meters wide on the top and 130 meters wide at the bottom. The tourists can get access to the top of the dam and enjoy different kinds of photo opportunities.

Day 11 Shanghai (B/L/D)

the bund of shanghaiThis morning you will visit the Shanghai Museum which houses large collections of historical items. Then go ahead to the famous Yuyuan Garden an ancient classical garden, and Yuyuan Market. After lunch, visit Bund and Nanjing Road.

Day 12 Shanghai /Huangshan(B/L/-)

Transfer via: High Speed Train arranged by us

After breakfast, be transferred to railway station for the train to Huangshan, Upon arrival, be met by your professional local guide and you will be driven 80 kilometers (1.5 hours) to Mt. Huangshan (Yellow Mountain),(Yellow Mountain) where you will take the cable car at Yungu Station to the top of the mountain. After checking into your hotel and lunch, you will go ground to visit beautiful scenery spots, such as the Brush Pen Peak, Lion Peak, and Xihai Grand Canyon. In the evening you will enjoy the sunset from the Cloud Dispelling Pavilion if the weather permit. Stay overnight at the summit

Day 13 Huangshan (B/L/-)

Mt. HuangshanOn this day, try to get up early in the morning to catch the Mt. Huangshan's magnificent sunrise. After breakfast, you will descend the mountain by cable car. On the way drive back to Huangshan City, visit Hongcun Ancient Villages were listed as World Heritage Sites by UNESCO in 2000.

Day 14 Huangshan / Shanghai (B/L/-)

Transfer via: High speed train arranged by us

In the morning visit Tunxi Ancient Street and Ink Stone Factory before taking the high speed train back to Shanghai.

Day 15 Shanghai / Departure (B/-/-)

Transfer via: International / Internal Flight arranged by you

After breakfast, you will be escorted to the airport for your flight to your next destination.

 

Accommodation

City 3 Star Hotel 4 Star Hotel 5 Star Hotel
Beijing King Parkview Hotel Sunworld Hotel Crowne Plaza Beijing
Xian Skytel Hotel Xian Bell Tower Hotel Xian Hyatt Regency Xian
Shanghai Express by Holiday Inn Putuo Shanghai The Bund Riverside Hotel Sheraton Shanghai Hotel & Residences, Pudong
Huangshan City Huangshan Xin an Country Villa Hotel Huashan Hotel Huangshan International Hotel
Mt.Huangshan Huangshan Baiyun Hotel Huangshan Beihai Hotel N/A
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